2013 Combined Defence Services (CDS-I) Examination Notification, Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility criteria

Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) took this Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination. On 17 February 2013 this CDS exam for 2013 will be conducted to take a admission for the different courses in Indian Defence Services.

CDS Examination details

From this exam UPSC recruit the officers for Indian defence service for the Army, Navy and Air Force also. Every year this exam held in February (CDS-I) and September (CDS-II). UPSC gives lots more opportunity to join the Indian Defence Services by taking this examination twice in year.

CDS Examination 2013 Notifications

UPSC already declared that they will publish the notification on their official website on the 10th November 2012. We are waiting for the official notification declaration to give more detailed information regarding the CDS 2013 Examination.

CDS 2013 Examination and Important dates

Notification Date 10th November 2012
Last Date for Application Receipt 10th December 2012
Examination Date 17th February 2013


Examination Pattern

There are two stages for the CDS 2013 examination. First one is Written Test and Second one is Interview Written Test: This is the objective type of test. Question paper carries total 100 marks of question paper. 2 hours of duration for the written test. Interview: Shortlisted candidates from the Written test are called for the Interview (Personal Interview)

CDS 2013 Syllabus (general)

You can give this CDS exam in different stream. Here you can find stream or courses wise Syllabus given below:
Indian Military Academy: English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics
Naval Academy: English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics
Air Force Academy: English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics
Officers Training Academy: English, General Knowledge

Detailed Syllabus 
Mathematics: Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Mansuration, Statistics
General Knowledge: Current affairs, History of India and Geography
English: Test related English Knowledge

Eligibility Criteria for CDS 2013

  • For IMA and OTA: Candidate, who want to appear this exam he/she should have degree from any recognized University or Institute or College. 
  • For Noval and Air Force Academy: You should complete the B.Sc with Physics or Mathematics or Bachelor in Engineering 

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  1. Combined Defence Services (CDS-I) examination notification date postpone.

    Notification Date: 10 November 2012
    Last date: 10 December 2012
    Examination date: 17 February 2013

  2. Combined defence Services (CDS-I) examination notification is not declared. Check out the Let's More Education's UPSC to check latest updates regrading the CDS notification.


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